What’s on Brisbane August 2021

August is here! It’s another month of exciting events and activities that you can enjoy whatever your interests are. With the pandemic still going on, you deserve to take a break and get involved in something you really like.

Are you looking for things to do in Brisbane this August 2021? Take a look at the list below:

Moreton Bay Food + Wine

Price: Varies

Date: 1 August – 19 September 2021

Time: Varies

Location:433 Elizabeth Ave, Kippa Ring, 4020 QLD

There’s a lot to do at Moreton Bay, with the lovely beach as your backdrop. You can enjoy not just food and wine but cooking demos, pop-up bars, live music, and a taste of the local produce. This event will be graced by the presence of Matt Golinski (Saturday & Sunday), Alastair McLeod (Sunday), and Dominique Rizzo (Saturday), who will be cooking alongside local chefs. But that’s not all; gardening guru Costa Georgiadis will also be part of the event.


Tastes of Moreton Bay

Price: Varies

Date: 1 August – 19 September 2021

Time: Varies

Location: 433 Elizabeth Ave, Kippa Ring, 4020 QLD

Do you love to cook? Join this six-week culinary journey for cooking masterclasses, food trails, tours, local produce, and other fun-filled events. As a celebration of the region’s best produce, you can see what the local farms have to offer.


Queen’s Gambit – Chamber Music Concert

Price: General Admission $48, Concession $40, Student/child $20

Date: 6 August 2021

Time: 7pm

Location: St Mary’s Anglican Church, 455 Main St, Kangaroo Pt, 4169 QLD

This exhilarating concert features the music and composition of Brisbane’s Thomas Green. It starts with Nino Rota’s Trio for flute, violin, and piano followed by Bartok’s rarely performed Violin Sonata no 2. Before the concert ends with Thomas Green’s Trio “Queen’s Gambit,” you will be delighted with the virtuosic Flute Sonata of Schulhoff shimmering and virtuosic Flute Sonata. Book your tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=737972&


IMA Jam Night 2021

Price: Free but must register

Date:  6 August 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Independent Music Academy, Shop 16, Ashgrove Central, 219-223 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove

Who would resist joining a Free Music Jam with Talented Musicians? The Independent Music Academy (IMA) believes that everyone can play music. IMA invited talented musicians who can share their knowledge about music with others which include singing and playing the guitar and other musical instruments. Jam Night is an avenue to showcase their talents.

You can get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ima-jam-night-2021-tickets-143686009723

Pizza Run 2021

Price: $16.99 – $39.99

Date: 21 August 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Location: City Botanic Gardens -147 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Run for pizza! Would you run to get a customized pizza medal and a free slice of pizza at the finish line? Why not! Choose between 10km, 5km and a 2k’ Family Dash’ so you can walk, run, and skip for fun. You can even dress up to win the Fancy Dress Competition. There are different locations where you can register but you can simply head over to https://www.pizzarun.com.au/ to join the fun run. 

Big Fork’s Comedy Pop Up

Price: $15 or both shows in a night for $25

Date: 22 August and 29 August 2021

Time: First Show 6:30PM – 7:30PM, Second Show 8PM – 9PM

Location: BackDock Arts, 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, 4006QLD

Enjoy a night of humour and fun as Big Fork Theatre takes over BackDock Arts with a pop-up comedy show featuring their famous Brisbane Improv Festival and regular lineup. You don’t want to miss a good laugh with Brisbane’s top comedy show.

A Midnight Visit I The Brisbane Rising

Price: $52 – 97

Date: 27 July – 22 August 2021

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: House of Usher Funeral Services, 95 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006 QLD

Throughout August, you will get the opportunity to get an immersive theatre experience. “A Midnight Visit” features a unique setting in an abandoned warehouse with 30-odd rooms. This will give you a once-in-a-lifetime journey of thrills and awe as you get into a dark dream world.

Free Improvised Comedy Every Wednesday

Price: FREE

Date: Occurs every week on Wednesday

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Beetle Bar, 350 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane, 4000 QLD

Do you need a good laugh? Get a chance to watch ImproMafia for free! Songs, hilarious jokes, and games will shoo all your worries and stress away!


The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane

Price: $47pp for the 4.5km course and $57pp for the 10km course

Date: 29 August 2021

Time: 6:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, 4006 QLD

Over 30,000 participants are expected to join the Race Day, where you walk, run or even roll to raise funds for your favorite charity. The 10km run will start at the Gateway Bridge, while the 4.5km event will begin at Hercules Park in Hamilton. The finish line for both events is at the Finish Village at Brisbane Showgrounds, where everyone is welcomed with a festive celebration. The registration fee includes a running shirt, race number and timing chip, and free public transport to and from the event. Register here: https://bridgetobrisbane.com.au/


Queensland Business Writers Conference

Price: Standard fee: $460 pp.; Team fee: $390 pp.; Live streaming: $290 pp.

Date: 31 August 2021

Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Location: Emporium Hotel South Bank, 267 Grey Street, South Brisbane, 4101 QLD

If you write for a living, this conference is perfect for you. Open for both corporate and government communications professionals. This confab is available both in-person and online. This year’s conference will provide the answer to the question, “What is best practice in a landscape that is constantly changing?” More details are available on their website.

With all these fun events going on this August, you will never have a boring month! Choose which ones fit your interest and your schedule, and register now